DMEA Brings More Than 20 Years of Operations Experience to Executive Team
Tim Vigil joins DMEA as Chief Operating Officer
MONTROSE, CO, January 21, 2022 – Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) has appointed Tim Vigil as the co-op's Chief Operations Officer. Vigil is responsible for the safety, operations, and engineering divisions of DMEA. He began his position on January 17, 2022.
Vigil brings electric generation, transmission, and power marketing experience to DMEA. For 20 years, Vigil served the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) headquartered in Montrose. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President and Colorado River Storage Project Manager, Vigil was responsible for marketing 1,800-megawatts of generation capacity, as well as providing strategic and tactical direction to WAPA’s senior leadership team. During his WAPA tenure, Vigil was responsible for maintaining the reliability of more than 5,000 miles of high voltage transmissions lines and maintaining fiscal responsibility for a 10-year work plan for all transmission and facility maintenance. He also led a 300-person team composed of operations, power marketing, environmental divisions, and more.
"Tim’s extensive industry experience, coupled with his familiarity with the area, will strengthen DMEA’s service to our members. I am excited to have Tim join the DMEA leadership team," said Alyssa Clemsen Roberts, DMEA's Chief Executive Officer.
"I am very excited to leverage my extensive experience in the wholesale electric utility industry to the benefit of my local community and DMEA members," said Vigil.
Vigil joins DMEA's leadership team as Guzman Energy, DMEA’s wholesale power supplier, is developing the region’s first large-scale renewable energy generation project—an 80-megawatt solar array in Delta County. DMEA will purchase a significant portion of the plant’s output, increasing the cooperative's locally sourced renewable energy to approximately 20%.